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#354920 - Mon Sep 10 2012 06:50 PM Sunoco in 1959
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
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Taken near my hometown of Elmhurst Il.


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#354923 - Mon Sep 10 2012 07:06 PM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Cold Pizza]
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That is cool!
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#354926 - Mon Sep 10 2012 07:15 PM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Gas globe guy]
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Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
Must have been a grand opening type thing with the open house, clowns, and tons of coca cola.

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#354949 - Mon Sep 10 2012 08:15 PM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
and 100 gallons of free Blue Sunoco.

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#354995 - Mon Sep 10 2012 10:15 PM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Cold Pizza]
Maps for the memories Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
How far west did Sunoco (pre-Smith Oil era) get in Illinois? There was a DX jobber in Gilberts: I've always wondered where the break was, or were there any cities in IL with both DX and Sunoco?

Nice picture. Thanks for sharing it!

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#355055 - Tue Sep 11 2012 06:51 AM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Maps for the memories]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
I think there was a Sunoco station in Elgin Il.,but that's as far west as I ventured back then.
Elgin was far,and was like the state of Iowa is to us here near Chicago today.

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#355132 - Tue Sep 11 2012 02:26 PM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Cold Pizza]
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Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
that is a boatload of Coke behind them..
killer station

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#355155 - Tue Sep 11 2012 03:52 PM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: marxmobilgas]
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
maps , I have a book that describes the Sunoco- D- X territorial break. I can't get at it now . I'll try and P-M ya tomorrow . Ed Shaver
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#355165 - Tue Sep 11 2012 04:55 PM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: eshaver]
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
Thanks, Ed. I'd appreciate that. The picture on the back of their maps just isn't detailed enough.

Coldpizza--Elgin was the nearest city to us growing up, and we did a lot of shopping there, as well as using Gail Borden Public Library. Don't remember any DX at all, but don't remember Sunoco, either.

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#355200 - Tue Sep 11 2012 06:50 PM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Maps for the memories]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
I like the tail end of the cars in the bays too.

We had maybe 1/2 dozen Sunoco stations here in the western suburbs.
I don't recall any Dx.

Ed-I'd like to see those territories too please.

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#355203 - Tue Sep 11 2012 06:57 PM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Cold Pizza]
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Very COOL pic and from the year I was born too!

100 gallons of FREE gas? That's like $400 these days! LOL!
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#355566 - Thu Sep 13 2012 09:31 AM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Looks like a '57 Olds and a '58 Chevy hardtop in the bays.

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#355574 - Thu Sep 13 2012 10:08 AM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Cold Pizza]
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Registered: Mon Jul 30 2012
Loc: Rockford IL.
The furthest west pre Smith Oil was Elgin I believe as I filled with Blue Sunoco there several times on the way back from Chicago. Smith Oil was A GULF Oil distributer for many years before Golf oil Corp wanted more $$$ for distributing there products. This was the begining of the end for my friends employment working for this family owned business.

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#355638 - Thu Sep 13 2012 05:43 PM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Golf Nutt]
Maps for the memories Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
Would it be a safe guess that the Sunoco station may have been on US 20 in Elgin? I certainly don't remember one on IL-19 or in the north part of town.

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#355859 - Fri Sep 14 2012 03:50 PM Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Maps for the memories]
moparman363 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 18 2008
Loc: Elgin, IL. USA
I've lived in Elgin my entire life. I'm aware of 2 Sunoco Stations that used to be here. One was on Dundee Av. across from Trout Park(near N.W. Tollway), and the other was on McLean Boulevard, 2 blocks off bypass 20.
I hope this helps jog some memories.

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